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ISBN13: 9780380603923
ISBN10: 0380603926
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For anyone who has ever been hurt by life.

"I knew that one day I would write this book. I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I would write it for an those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And I would write it for an those people whose love of God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it."

-- Harold S. Kushner

Synopsis:

Rarely does a book come along that tackles a perennially difficult human issue with such clarity and intelligence. Harold Kushner, a Jewish rabbi facing his own child’ s fatal illness, deftly guides us through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil, then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds. Remarkable for its intensely relevant real-life examples and its fluid prose, this book cannot go unread by anyone who has ever been troubled by the question, “ Why me?”

Synopsis:

For anyone who has ever been hurt by life.

"I knew that one day I would write this book. I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I would write it for an those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And I would write it for an those people whose love of God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it."

-- Harold S. Kushner

About the Author

Harold S. Kushner is the Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts. He is the author of five books.

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KIER8, November 11, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
Has tragic illness or death ever led you to ask "Where is God?" or "Why me/him/her"? Where you satisfied with the response from friends, family, or clergy to the tragic situation? Rising from the tragic death of his young son, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner searched Jewish tradition, contemporay literature, and his pastoral experience to write "When Bad Things Happen to Good People", a heart-warming,wise and compassionate book. Since 1981, thousands of people [Christians and Jews] have found comfort and inspiration in this short 149 page book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380603923
Author:
Kushner, Harold S.
Author:
Kushner
Author:
Kushner, Harold S.
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Theodicy
Subject:
Adaptation, Psychological
Subject:
Religion and psychology.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19830201
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.86x4.82x.43 in. .18 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS - English 9780380603923 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Rarely does a book come along that tackles a perennially difficult human issue with such clarity and intelligence. Harold Kushner, a Jewish rabbi facing his own child’ s fatal illness, deftly guides us through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil, then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds. Remarkable for its intensely relevant real-life examples and its fluid prose, this book cannot go unread by anyone who has ever been troubled by the question, “ Why me?”
"Synopsis" by , For anyone who has ever been hurt by life.

"I knew that one day I would write this book. I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I would write it for an those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And I would write it for an those people whose love of God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it."

-- Harold S. Kushner

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